University Information Technology Services (UITS) tends to the modern, multifaceted technology environment at Indiana University. Each day, UITS works to develop and maintain a rich information-technology environment throughout the university that supports IU's vision for excellence in research, teaching, outreach, and lifelong learning.
Serve as advisor and key representative to the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO in managing executive level communications and projects for internal university and external areas and responsibilities of OVPIT. Work closely with the VPIT cabinet to monitor, advise and communicate the implementation of the operational and strategic agenda. Represent and act on behalf of the Vice President with both internal and external constituencies. Direct the SafeIT taskforce ensuring IT security and best practices are consistently and effectively implemented. Advise and guide VPIT cabinet members ensuring alignment in the VP's portfolio. Represent OVPIT as an ex-officio member of the Bloomington Faculty Council Tech Policies Committee. Oversee progress tracking of the IT Tactical Plan with VPIT cabinet members. Co-Chair OVPIT diversity and inclusion steering committee. Develop strategic messaging on behalf of the Vice President for IT such as organization-wide presentations, speeches, and written communications.
Advise and assist the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO in researching, analyzing, planning and communicating diverse matters both university-wide and also in national and international collaborations. Participate in priority-setting and decision-making and work extensively with the OVPIT cabinet and other executives to manage initiatives and operational impact.
Engage with diverse constituencies to keep informed on complex initiatives, projects and collaborations. Interpret, represent and speak on behalf of the VP as appropriate. Develop executive level project plans and proposals. Direct the roll out of various cross-division initiatives, such as SafeIT, MS Teams. Review and develop policies, strategize and oversee communications, devise and conduct ongoing training, and form and develop relationships with partners.
Play a key role with the VP's cabinet ensuring alignment of strategic direction and communication and implementation of initiatives. Serve as both a conduit to the VP and as a partner with colleagues in other units communicating and facilitating intra-institutional issues of importance.
Oversee the work of the Vice President's executive assistant who in addition to performing duties for the VP also manages facilities and administrative support. Assess and advise on major renovation projects and changes and ensure adequate resources and appropriate communications required for change.
Travel in-state and nationally to attend board and project meetings with the VP. Interact with national board of directors on behalf of the VP to coordinate policy and multi-institutional initiatives with senior executives.
Write or edit grant proposals on behalf of the VP. Create initial information such as briefing papers for major projects including inter-disciplinary, multi-campus/institutional research initiatives.
Bachelor's degree and five years of progressive experience in research, analysis and writing, and planning and project management.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Demonstrated excellence and breadth of experience writing a variety of communication vehicles (such as messages, articles, policies, proposals, reports) for diverse audiences. Excellent ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide diversity of individuals and groups, including university faculty and administrators as well as representatives at other higher education institutions, government agencies, and industries. Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service orientation. Ability to engage productively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with impact over a broad scope of projects both within and external to the University. Ability to effectively direct a creative unit with pressing schedules and deadlines. Well-versed in issues of cybersecurity and methods for communicating and training diverse constituencies.
Graduate degree. Experience with particular focus in the management of IT projects and services.
Working Conditions / Demands
OVPIT and its leader are extremely fast-paced, demanding agility. Position requires travel and working from multiple locations. Must be familiar if not fluent in state-of-the-art technologies enabling remote work and communication as well as presentations and events.
Based in Bloomington, Indiana
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 5AD
Job Function: General Admin
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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